Whatever you love about the Great Smoky Mountains, Friends of the Smokies helps protect it. From black bears to elk, science education to historic preservation, all the way from Cades Cove to Cataloochee, Friends of the Smokies is there, raising money and support for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With more than 500,000 acres and 9 million visitors each year, the Smokies need your help today. Join our Heels & Wheels team, support an athlete or make a donation and know that you are helping Preserve, Protect, and Provide for America’s most-visited national park. Become a member of Friends of the Smokies and find more information at www.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org.